Category: Rex News

06/27/14

Jerry Day Returns to McLaren Park August 3

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Rex grantee Jerry Day returns to the Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre at San Francisco’s McLaren Park in Jerry Garcia’s old neighborhood on Sunday, August 3. Melvin Seals and the JGB, Stu Allen and Mars Hotel, Tea Leaf Trio and special guests will be playing music all day, starting at 11:30 a.m. Admission is free; for a donation of $100 […]

06/27/14

SF Giants Announce Jerry Garcia Tribute Day August 12

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A beloved San Francisco tradition returns! On August 12, 2014, the San Francisco Giants host Jerry Garcia Tribute Night at AT&T Park. Preceding the interleague game with the White Sox, there will be a VIP party and meet-and-greet with members of the Garcia family, and a portion of ticket proceeds goes to the Rex Foundation. […]

05/19/14

2014 Grants

The Banana Slug String Band receives a Rex grant to help its fun science education.

Banana Slug String Band $5,000 Centro Legal de la Raza $2,500 Conscious Alliance (2014 Bill Graham Award) $10,000 Figures in Flight $5,000 Pathways To Hope $5,000 Project Censored $5,000 Stagebridge $5,000 Telluride Fire Festival $2,500 Learn more about them here.

05/14/14

Rex Grantee BAYCAT on Community Connection and the Evolution of Philanthropy

We were delighted to see this Forbes interview with Villy Wang of Rex grantee BAYCAT, who discusses how philanthropy’s evolved from constant begging to creating its own self-sustaining ecosystem. We love what Villy has to say, and hope you do too. Former Rex Executive Director Sandy Sohcot says: “The Forbes article brings well-deserved attention to […]

03/24/14

Rick Steves Talks With Rex Grantee 88 Bikes

2013 Rex grantee 88 Bikes‘ Dan Austin chatted with Rick Steves this weekend on his syndicated NPR program about the serendipitous beginnings of 88bikes and its early roots in Austin’s cross-country bike journey.  Dan’s segment begins at around 33:00 and he talks about 88 Bikes beginning at 47:00.   http://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/audio/radio

11/21/13

The World As It Could Be Enters a New Phase

A note from Sandy Sohcot: Your commitment and involvement as supporters of and participants in The World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Program (TWAICB) has made it possible to advance the positive impact of our work.  With this message I want to outline the next exciting phase of the Program, as I now […]

10/14/13

Changes at Rex: Welcome Cameron! Thank You, Sandy!

When longtime Executive Director Sandy Sohcot announced her impending departure this past spring, a search ensued to find just the right person to step into the role. Now, as Board President Tim Duncan says, we’re pleased to announce that the next ED is “one of our own.” Join us in welcoming our new Executive Director, […]

10/09/13

Rex Grantee Helps Domestic Workers Get OT

Rex 2013 grantee the California Domestic Workers Coalition played a key role in the state’s new law that requires overtime pay for domestic workers. Starting in January, nannies, cooks, housekeepers and other domestic workers will be paid time and a half for working more than 9 hours a day or 45 hours a week. Read […]

09/23/13

Guitar Lessons From Jerry

The strangest of places? At San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall preceding the Tribute to Jerry Garcia with Warren Haynes and Company this past August, Rex board member Andy Gadiel introduced JamBase’s new CEO, Sabrina Schulz, and her husband, Jim Keller, to board member Freddy Hahne. In the conversation that followed, Jim Keller divulged his experience […]

09/20/13

Robert Hunter Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Our heartfelt congratulations to Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter, who earlier this week in Nashville accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriter at the 12th Annual Americana Music Honors. We can all attest to the life-changing impact of Hunter’s lyrics, and how strongly they influence our outlook on the world, and it’s a delight to see […]